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What is the differance between morphine and oxycodone?

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LaurieShay 10 Oct 2011

Hey dookiehead,

Both of these medicines are similar in that they are both opiate, narcotic pain relievers for moderate to severe pain. The oxycodone is slightly stronger than the morphine. To see a chart comparing the different opiates go to:

http://www.pharmer.org/forum/discussion-prescription-and-otc-meds/opioid-comparison

Otherwise, the morphine, an alkaloid, is derived directly from the poppy plant while the oxycodone is considered a man-made opium derivative from thebaine, another alkaloid of the poppy plant.

Hope this helps,

Laurie

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